Luxury holidays in Detroit
Detroit’s had more turns of fortune than a roulette wheel, surviving race riots, bankruptcy, a great fire and other hardships, in between flying high through Henry Ford’s industrial boom, Motown’s soaring soul, techno’s nascency and – more recently – a kick start from innovative hipster industries and a fabulous food scene that draws crowds all by itself. Who knows what the future holds? But for now, with heritage buildings being rescued and restored (take the Masonic Temple, whose back taxes were covered by Jack of the White Stripes), a music scene that never really decelerated, guaranteed fun-hang bars and the good times rolling, it’s worth sticking around to find out…
When to go
You could visit year-round – you’ll be sure to find a bar to huddle in if you get caught in the northerly chill; but for street-art spotting or picnicking on Belle Isle, you’ll be most comfortable from late spring to early autumn.